Adventure, mystery, and a touch of romance meet thought-provoking spiritual ideas in this work of Visionary Fiction by award-winning author, Eileen Patra. The action begins on page one when a small team of explorers makes a startling discovery in a remote Saharan Desert cave. Elena Rowan is an accomplished artist and photographer who enjoys spending her free time assisting her best friend and archaeologist, Zak Erdmann on summer field studies. It is a great way to spend the summer. But their most recent adventure has led them into grave danger as they stumble upon one of the most sought-after artifacts of all time, The Ark of the Covenant. But it is not the Ark that is startling, it is the unexpected contents. Inside this sacred tabernacle, they do not find stone tablets etched with the Ten Commandments. Instead, they discover a portal into another realm of being. Zak, a man of science, facts, and numbers, is baffled by his inability to penetrate the intense energy field that surrounds the highly sought-after artifact. Elena, however, slips through the energetic barrier catapulting the entire team into a mystical experience that changes their perspective on life itself. Enveloped in a realm of pure light and harmony, the team gains a deeper understanding of the true nature of humankind. The questions that pervade every human mind are answered, not by words, but through an awakened awareness that transcends all human thought and perceived limitations. The discovery in the desert is extraordinary, but the real adventure begins when the team returns home to New York, where they attempt to incorporate their newfound understanding of life into their everyday lives. Each has been transformed by the experience, but new questions develop. What will they do with this sacred tabernacle? How will they bring this newfound wisdom into their everyday lives? How will the contents of the Ark affect a world that so desperately needs its message? Is there even more danger for them in what lies ahead? Readers will join Elena, and her team members on a journey of self-discovery and no doubt find pieces of themselves in their story. The questions that haunt the team and their ongoing adventure will have readers turning pages to find out what happens next.
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About the Author
Eileen Patra is an ordained Unity Minister, Licensed Unity Teacher, Certified Spiritual Educator, and life-long student of spiritual studies. She resides in Michigan with her husband Steve and their two pets, Jessie and Shadow. She considers herself extremely fortunate to have both her grown children and their families living nearby.In 2014, she received the Ruth M. Mosley Award for Outstanding Achievement in Ministry while serving as the Senior Minister at Unity of Livonia, Michigan. She has also served as the Teen Ministry Consultant for the Great Lakes Region of Unity and as the founding minister of Unity of the Lakes in West Branch, Michigan.Prior to her call to ministry, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. As an author, she strives to paint in her reader's mind an image of innate wholeness and unlimited potential.Find out more about her at eileenpatra.com.
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The Mystical Ark: A Vessel of Blessings based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite The Mystical Ark: A Vessel of Blessings by Eileen Patra is a novel that blends different genres into one story—adventure, visionary, and mystery, with strong spiritual themes. Photographer Elena Rowan and her archaeologist friend, Zak Erdmann, are on a summer field expedition when they make a stunning discovery in the Sahara Desert. They discover one of the most precious artifacts of all time—the legendary Ark of the Covenant. What makes the discovery even more puzzling isn’t just the Ark but what it contains. Contrary to popular belief that the Ark contained the tablets of the Ten Commandments, what they discover is a portal into another dimension. And thus begins a spiritual adventure that will excite and transport readers. Eileen Patra’s novel is original and beautifully written, combining elements of ancient Jewish lore with the exciting landscapes that depict the setting, an environment that suggests mystery, just like the world in which the Ark of the Covenant was built. The writing is atmospheric and there is a lot of suspense that reinforces the sense of intrigue permeating the writing. The characters have depth and they are elaborately developed, with traits that accentuate their humanity. The quest for knowledge is exhibited by the key characters, a quest that slowly reveals a deeper, spiritual longing. This is an intelligently plotted story that will remind readers of an ancient heritage. In The Mystical Ark: A Vessel of Blessings the author develops a spellbinding, pulsating story. It’s a book you can’t put down.
This exciting, inspiring novel swings right into action. Readers will not need to wait to get into the exploits with this story. Elena is an artist who works occasionally with an archeological team. This adventure is one in a lifetime and brings all sorts of blessings and some disturbing questions, too. The book is a wonderful mixture of mystery, suspense, action adventure, humor, and a sprinkling of fantasy. Readers will join Elena on a journey of discovery unlike any other. Characters are well-developed, although readers will have questions and doubts at times. This is a hard book to put down. The cast is dynamic and always learning, planning, questioning and acting. This book is highly recommended for adults and teenagers who enjoy a though-provoking adventure. Released just in time for summer reading, wise readers will grab a copy for their beach bags and enjoy the journey.